With just a few films under his belt before his death (most of which were pretty basic and amateurish, in early Golden Harvest tradition), the whole Bruce Lee myth can feel a little inflated--as soon as you see him move, of course, then you remember that it's justified. You could feel the tension in the air any time he fought, and this doc sheds some light on his shadowy life and sums up the science behind his stage presence, a…
Although this is a documentary biopic, which is really not my favorite sub-genre, it at least takes an interesting approach. Rather than focusing on Bruce's life as a whole, the film charts his development as a martial artist, through his days as a "Gung-Fu" Wing Chun proponent, into his invented Jeet Kune Do, and finally into his philosophy of formlessness that guided his films. The film, like most biopics, fails to engage its subject critically, but at least manages to…
A Warrior's Journey is a interesting documentary about one of the most influential martial artists ever.
It doesn't tell the story about Bruce Lee's life from cradle to grave but it is focused on his philosophy and his thoughts about martial arts respectively his way of life.
Many other documentaries show a pretty arrogant Bruce Lee, who wants to be the best fighter ... Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey shows a intelligent, ambitious man with no limitations as limitations.
Really decent documentary in which it is clear that the maker clearly cares a great deal about his subject matter, in this case the life and career if Bruce Lee.
The lost footage from Lee's , Game of Death only adds to the man's legend. You can see what would have been and can only imagine any future work he might have done.
I mainly watched it for the Game of Death footage, which is both amazing and saddening to see. Amazing, in that the fight scenes are some of the most incredible I've ever seen (Especially Dan Inosanto, and Kareem Abdul Jabbar) ... but saddening, in that only 30+ minutes survive from this phenomenal film.
Bruce never finished Game of Death. But from all his notes and the footage shot, it would have been IMO his best film. The plot was just phenomenal. I'm just thankful we have at least 3 full scenes, but I'm left imagining what could have been.
Basically this documentary was made because they discovered more footage from Bruce Lee's original Game of Death complete with Lee's production notes, dialogue and which cuts were to be used for the final film. With this they are able to put together what was probably going to be the end of Bruce Lee's film and it ends up being a complete 34 minutes. Robert Clouse's bastardized Game of Death 1978 only uses 12 minutes of this footage.
That's like the…